Novartis | Aredia (Medication)
Aredia/pamidronate is used to treat high blood calcium levels and certain bone problems (bone metastases/lesions) that may occur with some types of cancer.
It is given by slow injection into a vein for at least 2 hours, but up to 24 hours, or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, laboratory tests, and response to treatment. Your doctor will order blood tests to check your kidney function prior to each treatment with this medication. ...
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:trouble breathing, sores in jaw/mouth, jaw pain, increased or severe bone/joint/muscle pain, eye problems (such as redness/itching/swelling or sensitivity to light), change in the amount of urine, unusual tiredness/weakness, mental/mood changes, such as irritability or confusion), fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat.
Seek immediate medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
Before having any surgery (especially dental procedures), tell your doctor and dentist about this medication and all other products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:recent or planned dental procedures (such as tooth removal), parathyroid/thyroid surgery, kidney problems, severe loss of body water (dehydration), heart failure. Infrequently, people taking this class of medication (bisphosphonates) have had serious jawbone problems (osteonecrosis).
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...